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i upgraded a few weeks ago from a HD 4870 to a Sapphire HD 5870, been riding the tide since i started building computers!





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@Magmo

Nice upgrade!

May I ask about the wallpaper that you're using (link)? It is AWSOME!
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@Magmo

Nice upgrade!

May I ask about the wallpaper that you're using (link)? It is AWSOME!
thank you! i dont remember exactly where i got it from, let me take a look around and i will see what i can come up with
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OMG!!! i found my old ATI RAGE 128 !!! add it to my name plez =]
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Seeing how I'm rather new to the Ride Tide revolution.. I have a question regarding crossfire.

With the ATI line, I can crossfire my 5850 with a 5870? I was just looking up crossfire and came across some info on that.. I figured the cards had to be identical.. can anyone offer any insight on this?

If/when I decided to drop a 2nd GPU, should I save some cash and just get a 2nd 5850? or is there any slight performance gain with using a 5870? of course by the time I may do this, the 7x series may be out.. so dropping in a 2nd 5850 may be a waste..

thanks fellas!
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Bought a 4870x2 the other day! Love it. Not had an ATi card since my X300 lol.

Despite the flickering black in BC2. Although I'm sure there's a thread knocking about regarding that...
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Seeing how I'm rather new to the Ride Tide revolution.. I have a question regarding crossfire.

With the ATI line, I can crossfire my 5850 with a 5870? I was just looking up crossfire and came across some info on that.. I figured the cards had to be identical.. can anyone offer any insight on this?

If/when I decided to drop a 2nd GPU, should I save some cash and just get a 2nd 5850? or is there any slight performance gain with using a 5870? of course by the time I may do this, the 7x series may be out.. so dropping in a 2nd 5850 may be a waste..

thanks fellas!
Yes, you can crossfire a 5850 and a 5870.
Problem is, the faster card will operate at the speed of the slower card. So you probably won't see that much of a performance increase.
What I would do is get two 5850s, as they show a larger gain when crossfired together


I'll do an update when I get back from church guys!
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Thats what I thought... The conclusion is that the only scenario when you want to mix 2 different cards would be if you had a 5870 and had a chance to pick up a 5850 to increase performance, not the other way around.. thanks for the input!

now back to my coffee.. had too much homebrew last night.
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Hey guys add me in! I'm using ati's for about 6 years now and I'm lovin'em.
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I'm in with Sapphire 5970 and Diamond 5870 -- both flashed to 950/1200 5870 waterblock coming soon...

    
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